Best Wedding Photographers in Southern California

Darian Shantay Photography




Hello, I’m Darian…

27. Newly Married. Dog mom to Winston and lover of all things weddings!  I specialize in Wedding, Engagement and Boudoir photography and have been documenting couples for the passed 5 years.

If you are reading this, I’m sure it’s because you want to know more about me, who I am and why you should choose me for your big day… my answer is simple. Aside from capturing beautiful images, I take pride in serving my couples in a way that  gives them the best experience throughout their wedding planning process and most importantly wedding day.

To me, the wedding photographer you choose should be someone who becomes your friend, someone you can lean on, someone who will have your back and someone who knows how to handle any wedding day challenges that might arise. From re-working timelines on the spot, to dad running late to family photos, a groomsmen lost his bow-tie… it doesn’t matter what the issue is, I have been there, I have seen it all and I ALWAYS have a plan!

I’m not just another wedding vendor you will check off your list. I will be there for you! So many of my brides say I almost double as their wedding planner because we talk that much from planning, to bachelorette ideas, to the bridal shower, the engagement session, all the way to the wedding day! 

You can count on me from the moment you book, to the send off at the end of the wedding night.... Whatever it takes to get you down the aisle to your I DO’S… I’m your girl.

I look forward to getting to know you and your significant other and hearing all the plans you have set for your wedding! 

Darian Shantay


Why couples love Darian Shantay Photography

  • Jannessa O.
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Darian has been a dream to work with! Since the first day we met her for our engagement photos to our wedding day she has been such a blessing. Her photos are simply the best and you definitely will not be disappointed. Highly recommend!

  • Heather G.
  • Carbon Canyon Regional Park
  • Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Darian was awesome from the moment my fiancé and I booked her as our wedding photographer She has a true passion for photography and it shows! 100% will recommend to anybody that needs a photographer!

  • Anastasia T.
  • Private Estate
  • Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

We love Darian so much! Hiring her was the best choice we made! She is so sweet, creative and pays attention to every detail! We trust her so much and she made our experience extremely pleasant and so fun! I will definitely be hiring her for all of o...    Read More


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